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Pegasus: Seeking The Soul ‘Competed Well All Year,’ Calumet Doubles Up With True Timber

Grade 1 winning millionaire Seeking the Soul and multiple graded-stakes placed True Timber, most recently second in the Cigar Mile (G1), are both headed to the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. “I’m looking forward to it,” Dallas Stewart, trainer of Seeking the Soul, said Friday. “The horse is […]

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Enliven Stretching Out In Demoiselle; St. Lewis Eyes Another Upset

Seven promising 2-year-old fillies are set to square off in the 96th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack led by the regally bred Enliven for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and Godolphin. The 1 ⅛-mile Demoiselle will be joined by three other graded dirt events on a star-studded Saturday program headlined […]

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Exulting Proves Deserving Favorite In Artie Schiller

Godolphin Racing’s Exulting made short work of a compact four-horse field to win Saturday’s featured $150,000 Artie Schiller at Aqueduct Racetrack. A main-track only entrant sent to post as the 1-2 favorite in the off-the-turf mile for 3-year-olds and upward, Exulting lived up to his backing with a comfortable 2 1/2-length score, while earning his […]

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True Timber, Coal Front Clash In Bold Ruler Handicap At Belmont

Calumet Farm’s True Timber will return to stakes competition coming off back-to-back impressive wins in optional claimers when he competes against five others in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y The 43rd running of the Bold Ruler, contested at seven furlongs on […]

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Mile: ‘No Hiccups’ For Oscar Performance, Next Shares Got ‘Over The Ground Well’

Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance continues to look well heading into the Breeders’ Cup Mile on November 3 at Churchill Downs, trainer Brian Lynch said by phone Sunday morning. The four-time Grade 1 winner has breezed twice at Keeneland this month, including a five-furlong work in 1:01.00 on the main track on Wednesday. The 4-year-old Kitten’s […]

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Qurbaan Upsets Bernard Baruch In U.S. Debut; Voodoo Song Fifth

Making his first start in the U.S. off nearly an 11-month layoff, Shadwell’s Qurbaan provided a 13-1 upset in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch at Saratoga. The 5-year-old son of Speightstown, ridden by leading jockey Irad Ortiz for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, came from off the pace to secure a nose victory over Forge at the […]

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Dream Tree, Dream Pauline Put Unbeaten Records On The Line In Grade 2 Prioress

Phoenix Thoroughbred’s Dream Tree will look to stay undefeated and register her third graded stakes win in as many starts as part of a 10-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 2, $250,000 Prioress on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. The Prioress will be shown on Saratoga Live, presented by Claiborne Farm, airing nationally […]

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Englishman Allsop Saddles First Winner Sunday At Laurel

Big Lick Farm’s Antoaneta emerged from a stretch duel with Sophia Is an Angel a head in front at the wire in Sunday’s ninth race to give trainer Carl Allsop his first career victory at Laurel Park. Antoaneta ($17.20), a chestnut daughter of Skipshot who had been running under trainer and Big Lick Farm owner-operator Reid Nagle […]

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Met Mile – The Breeders’ Race – Thriving As Part of Belmont Day Card

The Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap serves as a prime example of how the more things change, the more they stay the same – and sometimes they can become better than ever. Four years after moving from its traditional spot on Memorial Day and becoming a cornerstone of a spectacular Belmont Stakes Day […]

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Westwood Gives Velazquez Fourth Win On The Card In Runhappy Stakes

Making his eighth career start and first start since finishing third in the Grade 3 Commonwealth at Keeneland on April 7, Godolphin Racing’s Westwood bested a field of six in the fifth running of the $150,000 Runhappy on Saturday at Belmont Park. Westwood departed from post 2 with Hall of Famer John Velazquez aboard and […]

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